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Candidates Race to Replace Jesse Jackson Jr.

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    Days after Jesse Jackson Jr. announced his resignation from Congress last Wednesday, the race to replace him has become increasingly crowded.

    Even before Jackson sent his resignation letter to U.S. House Speaker John Boehner, potential candidates started popping up. Even the man who represented former Gov. Rod Blagojevich said he wants the seat.

    "Yes

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago

    Mom Strapping Child into Car Hit by SUV

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      A woman loading her child into her car was hit by an SUV and left in critical condition Thursday night, according to police.

      The driver kept driving east on 87th Street after hitting her and police are looking for a white truck with passenger side damage and possible paint transfer from the woman's black car, police said.

      She was hit in the 3200

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      • Written by The Chicago Defender
      • Category: Chicago

      After Fire, Condo Residents Sift Through the Ashes

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        A day after an extra-alarm fire tore through a Morgan Park condominium building, its occupants sifted through the remains of their apartments, grabbing what they could as they pondered the future of their homes.

        Meanwhile, neighborhood residents have stepped in to help, hoping their donations will ease the transition for the displaced condo owners.

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        • Written by The Chicago Defender
        • Category: Chicago

        Early Start to Black Friday Shopping Welcomed By Some, Not All

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          (Reuters) - The U.S. shopping frenzy known as "Black Friday" kicked off at a more civilized hour, with some shoppers welcoming decisions by retailers such as Target Corp and Toys R Us Inc moving their openings earlier into Thursday night.

          While the shift was denounced by some store employees and traditionalists as pulling people away from families

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          • Written by The Chicago Defender
          • Category: Chicago